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o·vi·pos·i·tor

 (ō′və-pŏz′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. A tubular structure, usually concealed but sometimes extending outside the abdomen, with which many female insects deposit eggs.
2. A similar organ of certain fishes and turtles.

ovipositor

(ˌəʊvɪˈpɒzɪtə)
n
1. (Zoology) the egg-laying organ of most female insects, consisting of a pair of specialized appendages at the end of the abdomen
2. (Zoology) a similar organ in certain female fishes, formed by an extension of the edges of the genital opening

o•vi•pos•i•tor

(ˌoʊ vəˈpɒz ɪ tər)

n.
1. an organ at the end of the abdomen in certain female insects, through which eggs are deposited.
2. a similar organ in other creatures.

o·vi·pos·i·tor

(ō′və-pŏz′ĭ-tər)
A tube in many female insects that extends from the end of the abdomen and is used to lay eggs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ovipositor - egg-laying tubular structure at the end of the abdomen in many female insects and some fishesovipositor - egg-laying tubular structure at the end of the abdomen in many female insects and some fishes
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
Translations

ovipositor

nLegebohrer m, → Legestachel m
References in classic literature ?
But natural selection can and does often produce structures for the direct injury of other species, as we see in the fang of the adder, and in the ovipositor of the ichneumon, by which its eggs are deposited in the living bodies of other insects.
Both Stichopogon and Philodicus are genera that oviposit into sandy substrates and have ovipositors designed to do this.
Because we know that stingers don't develop from ovipositors in the lifetime of one bee, this can only mean the stinger has evolved from an ovipositor over the course of many generations.
Not shown in Figure 1 are some of the smaller marks that arthropods may make, including puncture holes from bee or wasp stingers or ovipositors.
Ovipositors, amnions and eggshell architecture in the diversification of terrestrial arthropods.
We measured length of each arthropod from the frons to the end of the abdomen, not including wings, antennae, or ovipositors (Sejberg et al.
The Caelifera; commonly referred to as grasshoppers, grouse locusts or pygmy grasshoppers, and pygmy mole crickets; are characterized by having antennae shorter than the body, short ovipositors, and tympana on the thorax.
They are much different from the also highly modified but still understandable plate-shaped ovipositors as described in Phaenacantha (Anorygma) and Symphylax by Stys (1974, 1977, respectively).
One hypothesis to explain these low fecundity rates concerns the relative lengths of their ovipositors (see below).
Baggots sometimes even bear sea lice but, as with kelts, their ovipositors will be distended and it will be pretty obvious they are full of spawn.
Medflies ruin crops when fertile females use their tubelike ovipositors to punch holes in the skin of a ripening fruit or vegetable, then pump their eggs inside.